Hillsboro officers involved in shooting ID'd

Hillsboro officers involved in shooting ID'd

Hillsboro officers involved in shooting ID'd

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on November 13, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 13 at 3:44 PM

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- The Hillsboro police officers and the suspect involved in a shooting after a domestic dispute last week have been identified.

Police were called to the report of domestic violence and a related stabbing at 2050 NE Barberry Drive on November 8, according to Lt. Michael Rouches of the Hillsboro Police Department.

The suspect had reportedly assaulted his girlfriend and then stabbed a neighbor who tried to intervene. Police arriving at the scene said the suspect, Gilberto Rafael Perez, was still armed with a knife and refused to drop it.

Background: Man shot by Hillsboro police after assault call

Officers David Bergstrom, 44, and Brian Wilber, 37, "responded to a deadly threat by the suspect," Rouches said. "Officer Wilber deployed a Taser during the incident and officer Bergstrom deployed his firearm in response to the suspect's actions with a knife."

The suspect was hit by two bullets. He was hospitalized with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

Both officers were placed on administrative leave during the investigation.

Bergstrom is an 11-year veteran of HPD; Wilber is a 14-month veteran.

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